The artist’s home

Ricklundgården was created by the couple Emma and Folke Ricklund in the late 40’s. Together they built their dream villa up on a hill in the middle of the mountain village Saxnäs. The view over the lake Kultsjön and the Marsfjäll massif in the background is amazing. It was an incredibly bold project that became a piece of architectural history.

Today, Ricklundgården is a museum and art residence. Artists from all over the world come here, all year round, to soak up nature and create art in the two studios.

 

 
 

The museum

 

Walk up the stone stairs, sprinkled with beautifully flowering poppies and enter through the door of the whitewashed villa. Take off your shoes and hang up your jacket in the cloakroom, now you are standing inside Emma Ricklund’s home. Here time has stopped and everything has been preserved as when she left us in 1965. A unique artist’s home with both local and exotic art. Welcome!

Art in residence

 

Do you get inspiration by the shifts in nature and do you feel tranquility in silence? ​Whether you want to find peace or inspiration, Ricklundgården’s studios are created for creation. Artists have come here to work for more than 80 years.

Ricklundgården is today an international art residence with two studios and guest artists come from all over the world.

 

 

NEWS

 

On the surface, Ricklundgården may seem calm and tranquil, but underneath, inspiration and creativity burst forth, like all the changes in nature. Candles light up during the dark winter nights and maybe a fire sparks in the fireplace. But soon it blossoms in Emma’s flowerbeds and the slate paths are framed by greenery. Emma Ricklund was a very talented woman full of visions and we continue to develop and create in her spirit.

 

 

EMMAS

 

Our art education workshop and meeting place for people of all ages.

 

KRAM

“Emma Ricklund’s foundation receives support of roughly 3.1 million from the Heritage Fund for the project “KRAM”

“KRAM (Creativity, Relationships, Everyone’s equal value, Courage to be yourself)” will develop a new cultural-pedagogical working method where children’s and young people’s needs, reflection, wishes and the artistic process are at the center. The project will build three physical art education nodes in Saxnäs, Dikanäs and Vilhelmina and also create an outreach mobile activity based on the new way of working.

 

 

News

15 July, 2024

Summer in the museum

Open Wednesdays – Saturdays at 10-15.
Wednesdays – guided tours only
Thursdays – Saturdays: guided tours at 10-11.30 and then drop in until 3 p.m.

To book entry and viewing with a guide, send us an email 24 hours in advance to:
visnings.ricklundgarden@gmail.com

ATTENTION! For all information regarding the museum this summer, use the email address mentioned above! This is so that nothing is missed during the holidays.

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19 June, 2024

We at Ricklundgården & EMMAS in Saxnäs are extra happy today

Together with 19 cultural schools in Västerbotten and Norrbotten, we have received over SEK 14 million to develop new forms of collaboration over a three-year period.

The project goals are about developing working methods, structures and models for inter-municipal employment and inter-regional solutions, regardless of geographical distance, as well as testing the necessary technology for this.

The overall aim of the project is to obtain increased and more equal competence among the regions’ cultural schools, regardless of municipality size and demographics, as well as to develop and test different organizational structures to make available a wider labor market for cultural school staff in rural and sparsely populated areas.

In an extension, this may also have significance for other forms of collaboration and cooperation between the municipalities in northern Sweden.

Emma Ricklund’s foundation, which was the initiator and project seeker for our first big project that was financed by the Postal Code Foundation between 2022 and the end of February this year, could never have dreamed of what big rings on the water it would become.

We BELIEVED in our idea, we dared to bet but if someone had told us that two years later we would be working in yet another new project financed by the Heritage Fund (KRAM) and that we would also be one of the active activities in this large cross-regional EU project from the ESF Council and the regions, we would probably have fallen off the chair.

We are happy for everyone who wants to rejoice with us and rejoice for the cultural development that is now taking place in the mountain world, inland and throughout northern Sweden

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19 June, 2024

Parts of the crew at Ricklundgården/EMMAS have now gone on vacation.

The museum’s opening hours and information on how to book a guided tour this summer, as well as where to contact staff on site, can be found on our website;
www.ricklundgarden.com
During the summer we can only be reached via email, the phone also has some time off.

Between 17-20 June, you as a visitor can book a guided tour between 09.00-15.00. This should then be done no later than 24 hours before:
info.ricklundgarden@gmail.com

From week 26, our summer opening hours apply, which you can find on our website:
www.ricklundgarden.com

ATTENTION!! From week 26-34, we refer EVERYONE who has questions about the museum to our special “museum email”:
visning.ricklundgarden@gmail.com
This is to reduce the risk of something ending up with someone who is on holiday or in some junk mail.

New for this summer is that on Tuesday 9 & 16 July there will be a waffle café at EMMAS between 10.00-14.00.
EMMAS is located in the middle of Saxnäs, on the other side of the road opposite the store. Feel free to stop by and you’re welcome!

With that, we wish everyone a really nice summer!
Big hug from Tina, Malin, Christer & Kristoffer

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“I LOVED MY TIME AT RICKLUNDGÅRDEN VERY MUCH. IN THE SURROUNDINGS EVERYTHING WAS NEW TO ME – NATURE, PLANTS, COLORS, SOUNDS, VIEWS, SPACE – EVERYTHING SO DIFFERENT FROM HOME. AND I COULD WORK UNDISTURBED AND WITHOUT COMMITMENTS FROM THE OUTSIDE. I WAS GONE AND COULDN’T BE INTERRUPTED AND THE WORLD TURNED INTO A MORE COMFORTABLE SELF. THE IMPRESSIONS I GOT WERE THROUGH THE WINDOW AND WALKING TO THE GROCERY STORE AND I LOVED TO HAVE IT THAT WAY. I SLEEPED WHEN I WAS TIRED, ATE WHEN I WAS HUNGRY. WORKED HOW LONG I WANTED. THE STUDIO WAS ALSO FANTASTIC. THE SPACE IN IT, THE VIEW FROM IT, AND THE CLOSENESS FROM THE BREAKFAST TABLE TO WORK. I AM REALLY HAPPY AND GRATEFUL FOR BEING GRANTED TO BE THERE.”

Susanne Vollmer

”I SPENT A MONTH AT RICKLUNDGÅRDEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2019 TOGETHER WITH MY PARTNER MATZ ENGDAHL, WHO ARE DECOR PAINTER AND MUSICIAN. THE STUDIO IS LOCATED IN AN INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT RIGHT BY A LAKE AND CLOSE TO SEVERAL MOUNTAINS. IT IS INSPIRING TO TAKE PART OF WHAT EMMA AND FOLKE RICKLUND CREATED IN THIS PLACE AND THE DESIRE THAT BEAMS OUT OF THE HOUSE. FOLKES STUDIO IS SPACIOUS AND BRIGHT WITH HIGH CEILINGS AND A SMALL INDOOR BALCONY WITH A VIEW OF THE MOUNTAINS. WE HAD A FANTASTIC MONTH WITH EXCURSIONS – WE WALKED, WERE AT A FESTIVAL IN VILHELMINA, VISITED FATMOMAKKE AND AT THE SAME TIME WE FOUND PEACE FOR FOCUSED WORK. AT THE END OF THE MONTH, WE INVITED TO AN EXHIBITION AND CONCERT IN FOLKES STUDIO FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE AREA AND WHOM WE HAD MET DURING OUR TIME THERE. I CAN REALLY RECOMMEND RICKLUNDGÅRDEN TO FIND PEACE FOR ARTISTIC WORK IN A UNIQUE PLACE.”

Fanny Hellgren

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1 SEPTEMBER – MIDSUMMER EVE
Monday – Thursday: 08-15
Friday – Sunday: Closed

Opening hours may change for special events, see our News page for more information about upcoming events or happenings.

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